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Date: Sep 12, 2017

Location: Moundsville, WV, US, 26041

Company: Williams

Operations Technician Lead
ReqID: 90662
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Moundsville , West Virginia  26041
Operating Area/Functional Area: Northeast G & P
Ladder/Level: T5

The Northeast Gathering & Processing Operating Area is positioned to become the largest midstream provider in the NE region, while delivering on our commitment to our customers. Our focus is on driving performance in how we deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective facilities that keep Williams competitive in the marketplace. Together, we make energy happen!

Jim Scheel, Sr Vice President - Northeast G&P


Williams is a premier developer and operator of energy infrastructure in North America; one of the top gathering and processing companies in the country and a major interstate transporter of natural gas.

Our organization is seeking an Op Tech Lead for the Northeast Gathering & Processing Team – Ohio River Supply Hub based in Moundsville, WV.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform System Lead Operator duties. Ensure optimal system operations mode on a real-time basis and recommend adjustments to be made as needed to achieve optimal operation
  • Has developed a high level of technical and operational skills to ensure the scheduling and completion of operational assignments
  • Plan, schedule, coordinate, and manage projects involving multiple internal and external customers
  • Identifies and solves a range of technical, operational, and/or organizational problems and is considered an expert resource for the operating area
  • Identifies and promptly acts upon, or efficiently organizes, any efforts needed to address safety and operational deficiencies, protection of community, personnel, the environment, and assets
  • Communicate optimization recommendations to internal and external stakeholders, such as: Pipeline Control, Gas Management, Operating Teams, and Customers
  • Act as primary contact for Gas Management, Pipeline Control, operating teams, and Customers
  • Understand customer needs and contractual obligations; integrate them into daily operations
  • Monitor compliance with G&P contracts and proactively take/initiate action to assure same
  • Coordinate efforts of operating teams between Processing, Fractionation, and Gathering
  • Provide guidance and data to be included in line of sight and other performance metrics
  • Makes a variety of decisions related to their own work and the work of others in the operating area, guided by policies and procedures, which impact the efficiency and effectiveness of the area
  • Work with Operations teams to ensure priorities between system operation, operating teams, Pipeline Control, Gas Management, and Customers are aligned
  • Direct Gathering Technicians during nights, weekends, holidays, and off-hour coverage
  • Routine operational reporting and communications such as daily reports, conducting shift turn-over, and daily meetings
  • Perform review and verification of operating procedures and facility drawings including, but not limited to: P&ID, mechanical, electrical, and plot plans
  • Standard day shift position, but may be required to provide shift coverage (day/night) on occasion


Required Qualifications

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in midstream Operations/Maintenance
  • In-depth knowledge of gathering systems, flows, and pigging operations
  • Understanding of complex systems and ability to identify opportunities to optimize performance
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, and SCADA.
  • Leadership and communication skills.
  • Individual must be self-motivated and able to work unsupervised.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Control room, dispatch center, or processing plant Lead Operator experience
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in technical or related field
  • 5+ years in midstream gas Operations/Maintenance
  • Direct experience relating to meeting gas/liquid nominations, deliveries, and product specifications

Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: N
Shift: S-8 Hour Schedule
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: No
Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

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